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Great Apes

A gorilla shot and killed before my eyes: a primatologist's plea to save great apes

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.03.2017 | Green
The Conversation Global

A bonobo mother and her child. Pixabay Shelly Masi, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (MNHN) - Sorbonne Universités A recent study on primate ...

Revealed: the ancient genetic link between chimpanzees and bonobos

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.27.2016 | Science
The Conversation Global

Bonobos are separated from chimpanzees by the River Congo, but they share more genes than we thought. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters Peter Frandsen, Univer...

Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section III -- Orangutans: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.20.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Once Orangutans roamed over much of Asia. Now you'll only find these fantastic red-haired creatures in Sumatra and Borneo.

Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section II - Chimpanzees and Bonobos: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.01.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

After taking a glimpse last week at gorillas as they confront an ever harsher battle against extinction, it's time to look at two other members of the...

Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section I - Gorillas: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.29.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

As international experts warn that over half the world's primates face extinction and, in their latest report, call for urgent action to protect human...

Up Close With a Very Smart Orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Green
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After six decades of Zoo visits on five continents, and a number of safari treks through animal habitats in Southern and Western Africa, I frankly tho...

Sandra Orangutan, Rights and Personhood: An Essential Clarification of the Court's Decision

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Marc Bekoff

Here, attorney Steven Wise, who heads the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), provides a very important clarification of the court's decision.

Congress Must Act to Prevent Extinction of Valuable Conservation Stamp

John F. Calvelli | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides funding appropriated by act of Congress for targeted international conservation projects to pro...

Animal Welfare and Palm Oil in Products We Buy

Robert Hii | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

While it is great to see all these multinational palm oil producers making the pledge to protect forests for the sake of wild animals, how would one know at the retail level which products use palm oil from these producers?

Zoo Mourns Death Of Its Last Wild-Born Chimp After 'Long And Very Healthy Life'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

Though she beat the odds and lived a dramatically longer-than-average life, Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is mourning the death of a geriatric chimpanzee...

Hormone Quirk May Explain Laid-Back Behavior Of 'Hippie Chimps'

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Bonobos have a reputation among the great apes as "hippie chimps," and new research hints that high levels of a key thyroid hormone may play a role in...

Sumatra's Vivid Red Orangutans in their Final Redoubts - Within Earshot of Whining Chainsaws

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

High in the branches, a vivid orange-red blur stirs behind the green leaves -- a young male slowly swinging his way in search of fruit

Awwww, Great Apes Celebrate Independence Day!

Posted 07.08.2013 | DC

Humans weren't the only primates enjoying Independence Day this year in Washington. The National Zoo's gorillas and orangutans also got some July 4th ...

Apes Have People-Like Personalities? What Scientists Now Say

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

What makes you you? Psychologists say human personalities include what they call "the big five” traits: agreeableness, openness to experience, extro...

Apes' Cozy Nests Yield Clues About Human Evolution

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/16/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience When they are ready to snuggle up at the tops of tr...

The Case for Non-Human Personhood Rights

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Science
Eric Michael Johnson

This is not as radical an idea as it may sound. The law is fully capable of making and unmaking "persons" in the strictly legal sense. But that would be unlikely to happen with whales, dolphins, or even great apes.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Chimp Research: The Beginning Of The End? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

2012-01-09-fjkdjfjdkfkdjfefd.jpgOther than the West African nation of Gabon, we are the only country in the entire world that still experiments on chimps.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Are We Not Apes? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Although chimpanzees and bonobos are practically equivalent to humans in terms of our shared DNA compliment, they are not the same species by any stretch.

Ape Sh*t

Suz Redfearn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suz Redfearn

Pre-gorilla poo eating, I'd been able to protect my daughter from the dark and perplexing side of life. But post poo-eating, everything had changed.